The Englishman-turned-Carolinian will draw on college and PDL experience in 2018.
On Tuesday, March 20th, Greenville FC announced Lee Squires as the team’s inaugural season head coach. Squires comes to the NPSL expansion side with an impressive resume as both a coach and player.
Originally from Sheffield, England, Squires came to the states to play collegiate soccer at Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, NC. After an impressive career as a striker where he racked up multiple player of the year, MVP, and All-American honors, Squires was offered the chance to take over the coaching duties upon graduation.
Over the next four seasons at LMC, he was able to rack up an impressive .578 winning percentage with an overall record of 40–29–7. His successful tenure opened a new opportunity to become the head coach at Lander University in Greenwood, SC. Since being with Lander, Coach Squires has put up an overall record of 41–11–6 in his first three seasons.
Coach Squires is not new to lower division soccer. During his time at Lees-McRae, Squires had two stints in the PDL with the Ocean City Nor’easters in 2008 and the SC United Bantams in 2012.
In addition to his coaching duties at both Lander and, now with Greenville FC, Squires runs a youth soccer academy in Greenwood.
Response to the announcement has been overwhelmingly positive and endorsements have come from many who have played with and for Coach Squires. We also interviewed him for our latest episode of Yeah, That Soccer Show.
We’re all looking forward to great things from the coach and the rest of the GVLFC family when the season starts in May.